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Fourteen SPBMC Attorneys Recognized on The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 List

August 21, 2019 in

The attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. are pleased to announce that 14 attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America® for 2020, a peer-reviewed recognition and national legal rating service. 

Robert G. Sullivan, Partner, was recognized in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs. Mr. Sullivan is the firm’s senior member and one of the nation’s top trial attorneys with more than four decades of experience. Mr. Sullivan has had a significant influence on tort law with his impressive results spanning all areas of personal injury cases.

Nicholas Papain, Partner, was recognized in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs. Mr. Papain has a legacy of being one of the most hard-working and prominent lawyers in the State of New York and has been with the firm for his entire career. Mr. Papain has had a successful role in 9/11-related illnesses and injury and has a proven track record of winning multi-million dollar cases. Mr. Papain has been previously named to The Best Lawyers in America. 

Michael N. Block, Partner, was named to the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs list for 2020. Mr. Block has had a major role in the representation of first responders and the families of first responders who were injured or killed as a result of the events of 9/11. Mr. Block helped gain passage of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and has represented 362 firefighters and their families. He serves as General Counsel for the Uniformed Association of Firefighters (UFA). 

Christopher T. McGrath, Partner, was named to the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs list and was honored with the title of Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. McGrath has played a major role in the recovery of several multi-million dollar verdicts, earning him his reputation as a top trial attorney. Mr. McGrath has been previously recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the top 500 personal injury attorneys in America.

Vito A. Cannavo, Partner, was named to the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs list for 2020. Mr. Cannavo has decades of experience in corporate and municipal litigation and has won numerous multi-million dollar verdicts in medical malpractice, premises liability, motor vehicle litigation and firefighter-related litigation. Mr. Cannavo has been previously recognized in the area of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs.

John F. Nash, Member, was named to the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs list. Mr. Nash is a highly respected litigator in several practice areas including construction accidents, motor vehicle, product liability and premises liability.  Mr. Nash has been previously recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

Frank V. Floriani, Member, was named to the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs & Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs list and is a highly respected complex litigation attorney. Mr. Floriani has recovered significant compensation for his clients and has experience in the practice areas of product liability, professional liability, maritime-related claims, construction site accidents, aviation disasters, railway worker claims and toxic torts. Floriani has been previously recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

Marie Ng, Member, was recognized to the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs list for 2020. Ms. Ng is a leading attorney with decades of experience in the practice areas of municipal liability and premises hazards and heads one of the firm’s General Negligence departments. Ms. Ng has been previously recognized by The Best Lawyers in America.

Eleni Coffinas, Member, was named to the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs & Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs lists. Ms. Coffinas heads one of the firm’s medical malpractice units and is one of the leading authorities on medical malpractice in the state of New York. Ms. Coffinas has been previously named to The Best Lawyers in America list.

David J. Dean, Member, was named to the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs & Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs lists and is a nationally-recognized trial attorney with experience in the areas of litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and plaintiff’s personal injury. Mr. Dean has been previously recognized by The Best Lawyers in America.

Albert B. Aquila, Member, was named to the Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs list for 2020 and is a leading attorney in the areas of medical malpractice in all areas of medicine. Mr. Aquila has been previously named to The Best Lawyers in America for his extensive work in medical malpractice.

Brian J. Shoot, Member, was named to the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs list. Mr. Shoot is a leading appellate specialist who has argued approximately 250 appellate cases in the state of New York. Mr. Shoot has been previously recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and was Lawyer of the Year 2014 for the New York City area.

Mary Anne Walling, Member, was recognized in the area of Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs and is a leading attorney in medical malpractice litigation. A former nurse, Ms. Walling has first-hand experience working with victims of medical malpractice in both medical and legal capacities. Ms. Walling has been previously recognized by The Best Lawyers in America.

James Wilkens, Of Counsel, was named to the Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs list for 2020. Mr. Wilkens has experience in the practice areas of medical malpractice and personal injury, and he was previously recognized as Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, New York City in 2015.

The attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. are honored to be named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2020 and recognized for their hard work and expertise in their respective practice areas. To learn more about our dedicated team of attorneys, contact one of our four office locations today.